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No Turning Back: Alice in Afghanistan

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As the American Civil War progressed, Abraham Lincoln despaired of the apparent inability of Union generals to take the fight to the confederacy.  Some generals were blatantly political while others could not withstand the carnage resulting from improved weaponry and bludgeoning tactics.  Then came Grant. The enduring image of U. S. Grant is of the […]

Firing Line: Three More Years of This?

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Twelve more Americans were killed yesterday in Afghanistan in a suicide bombing as they were being transported in an armored vehicle. Yesterday’s killings included five US combat troops. The bombing occurred not in some far off province or in a supposed Taliban stronghold, but rather in downtown Kabul on Darulaman Road, also the site of a […]

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Eric Lamar
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
When you say that it is OK for our union to take money originally donated for Sick Children, we find ourselves on different sides of the ethical divide.
2015-09-04 21:17:27
Steve
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
So MDA is keeping $0.94 of every dollar raised, that is exponentially better than most charities do (as Dan pointed out, and you couldn't rebut this point). Would you prefer we just not do "fill the boot" at all and not raise any money for MDA? Then you wouldn't have to write a baseless article…
2015-09-04 20:54:27
Mike Mohler
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
David, Marvin told us that the late Vinnie Bollon reported in our IAFF magazine that OUR UNION assessed MDA 1.4 million dollars to deposit into the general fund. Local 2068, my Local has raised the most money for MDA several times. The VPFF, my state council, has been one of the top states for years…
2015-09-04 14:13:39
David R. Anders
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
Have you heard the saying that it is like trying to squeeze blood out of a turnip. Eric, you may be squeezing a beet thinking the red juice is blood. You are looking dumber by the day. A lot more than me keep asking you where is the beef?
2015-09-04 02:20:52
Eric Lamar
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
Dano--Thank you for failing, completely, to address the issue of the IAFF shaking down the MDA. Quite a feat on your part. E
2015-09-04 01:35:52
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